Morel mushrooms and asparagus complement each other perfectly in this classic risotto. If you can't find fresh morels, dried morels are readily available in many of the larger supermarkets.
If using dried morel mushrooms, reserve the soaking liquid from rehydrating the morels and add to chicken stock. Reduce if needed; the ratio of arborio rice to stock should always be 1 to 3 ½ .
Wonderfully delicious! Fresh morels are harder to come by in this part of Florida so I used a mix of rehydrated morels and white mushrooms (shiitakes would have been better than white I think - next time). I agree with another viewer that the cooking time for the risotto was closer to 30-40 minutes. - 26 Jul 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Super easy!! I added a little lemon zest & garlic. The result was amazing!! This will be a go to favorite in our house!! - 21 Jun 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Absolutely spectacular! I received some Morel mushrooms as a gift and pulled up this recipe by chance. I had never made risotto before - just had the impression it wasn't worth the time - wrong! My only complaint is that I probably won't repete the recipe often because can't afford the Morels, but I'm going to give it a try with some other varieties and see how it works. - 10 Jun 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)